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Cisco Fog Data Servicesview expanded image

Protect and Transform Your IoT Data

Through a flexible API structure and extensible services, powerful, high-value systems can be created to encrypt, filter, and transform data into action in real time.

Features and Capabilities

Cisco Fog Data Services are software services that deliver edge analytics, control, and security for data in the fog.

Customers gain:

  • Analytics at the network edge
    Empower applications to take advantage of standalone data thresholding or to connect with streaming analytics.
  • Security and privacy
    Selectively anonymize data to provide selective access to applications and processes. Reduce risk with encryption plain text sensor data within the fog node.
  • Application control of IoT sensors
    Gather sensor data consistently from endpoints and generate actions based on input received.

Develop and Deploy Applications to Transform IoT Data into Business Outcomes

The IOx platform allows you to manage the whole lifecycle of applications, including development, distribution, deployment, hosting, monitoring, and management. Cisco IOx includes:

  • Common software infrastructure to host applications in network devices such that they are independent of hardware
  • A user-friendly interface so developers and administrators can easily build and deploy IOx applications
  • Services that accelerate the development of IOx applications
  • Lifecycle management tools for applications on network devices

Platforms Supported by Cisco Fog Data Services

Specifications at a Glance

Deployment Requirements for Cisco Fog Data Services on Cisco UCS E and C Series Servers



Hypervisor and hypervisor management

VMware ESXi 5.0 or 5.0.1

Resources per VM

1.00 GHz or greater, 2 vCPU, 4-GB vRAM

Maximum VMs

Dedicated physical core to vCPU; overprovisioning of CPU resources not supported


Minimum of 23 GB

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